Chinotimba Demands An Explanation On 2.5% Tax From Finance Minister

ZANU PF and Buhera South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba has demanded an explanation from Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube on the recently introduced Government Employees Mutual Fund (GEMS) which shall be deducted from workers every month.

Chinotimba wanted Ncube to come to Parliament to explain why Treasury wanted to levy a 2.5 per cent tax only to civil servants. He said that it the decision to deduct the 2.5 per cent tax only from civil servants was not well thought and could result in chaos.

The former trade union leader, made these remarks in the National Assembly where he rose on a point of Privilege to raise concern on the manner in which the 2.5 per cent wanted to be implemented.

Meanwhile, the Public Service Commission announced that GEMS was a voluntary scheme that can benefit those contributing to it.

Read the Public Service Commission’s Statement on the GEMS here.

More: The Herald

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